Oolong tea is one of the most diverse natural teas in terms of aromas and flavors. Also coming from Camellia Sinensis, it is a semi-oxidized tea between green tea (small oxidation) and black tea (oxidized).
One legend says it was during the Yongzheng period of the Qing dynasty (18th century), a skilled tea producer and hunter living in Anxi County, in the Fujian Province of China was called Wu Long (“Black Dragon”) by his colleagues because he was dark skinned and very strong like a dragon.
One spring, Wu Long went for harvesting tea with his tea basket in his waist and a shotgun on his back. On the lunch break, a mountain deer appeared in front of him. The deer being rare prey, he hastily started to pursue it, chasing it all afternoon, and finally caught the prey at the end of the day. The same night, his whole family got busy preparing the fresh prey, forgetting the tea picked in the morning.
Unexpectedly, although the edges of the cool leaves left overnight began to turn black, they gave off very pleasant fragrance. Wu Long then decided to brew this tea rather than throw it away. As he tasted the tea, he found that the taste was extraordinarily fragrant and strong, without the usual bitterness of his tea.
From then on, he invited and shared his discovery with the whole village. The conquered villagers named this new fermentation method after the finder name Wu Long – which became “Oolong” with occidental countries.
Sumptuous in taste, elegant, a noble impression on the palate, this tea is the favorite of the Ugami founders.
What will you find in the bag
25g of loose leaf tea, corresponding of about 12 servings (~2g/serving | 1serving ~ 30cl)
As Oolong is located between green tea and black tea, it partly incorporates the benefits of both types of teas.
It helps improve cardiovascular function, reduces cancer risk, improves immune function, improves oral health, reduces fat absorption and sometimes helps reduce stress.
How to prepare it
Hot drink : Let it brew for 4 minutes in 95 ° C water.
Cold drink : Let it infuse for 4 hours in cold water. Then remove the leaves and leave it on the fridge.